Person: Pullar, John Robertson
John Pullar graduated from St Andrews and taught at Madras College St Andrews, at Hamilton Academy and at Montrose Academy.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- John Pullar's secondary education was at Madras College, St Andrews.
- The school had grown rapidly after its foundation and when Pullar attended the number of pupils there was many times the number of students at the University in St Andrews.
- After completing his secondary education at Madras College, Pullar first matriculated at the University of St Andrews in October 1878, becoming a Pyper bursar.
- In 1879-80, his second year of study, Pullar took the courses Logic, Greek 2, and Latin 2.
- After graduating, Pullar was an Assistant Mathematics teacher at Madras College before moving to the west of Scotland where he was appointed to Hamilton Academy, again as a mathematics teacher.
- Pullar joined the Edinburgh Mathematical Society in June 1898 when he was at the Academy in Montrose.
- Mary Pullar died in Edinburgh in 1940, and David Pullar, who was a mining engineer, also died in Edinburgh on 10 November 1967.
Born 22 August 1860, Caputh, Perthshire, Scotland. Died 31 August 1940, Morningside, Edinburgh, Scotland.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive